Cordillera – A former NPA fighter was rescued and reunited to her mother at the Battalion Headquarters 54IB, 5ID, PA, Tiger Hill, Sitio, Ibulao, Kiangan, Ifugao last November 30, 2018.
The mother emotionally embraced and cried after seeing his long lost son. She couldn’t believe that she can see her son alive after 5 years of hiding in the mountains.
“The mother emotionally embraced her long lost son with tears of joy and happiness that she personally touched her son physically, while Ka-Iyong comforted his mother and expressed his feelings by asking sorry for what he has done while emotionally crying,” according to Hukbo.com.
Troops of 54th Infantry (Magilas) Battalion (54IB) successfully facilitated the reunion of the mother and son.
Ms. Analyn, the mother thanked the soldiers for rescuing his son and giving him care during the battle between the soldier and the rebels lately.
“Ako po ay lubos na nagpapasalamat at taos pusong nagagalak sa mga kasundaluhan ng makita ko na buhay ang aking anak sapagkat ako ay alalang-alala sa nangyaring enkwentro, bagkus siya ay inaruga ng mga sundalo,” Analyn said.
Meanwhile Ka-Iyong, comforted her mother saying not to worry because the soldiers didn’t harm him instead they took care of him during the encounter.
“Huwag ka nang mag-alala sapagkat nasa mabuti na akong kalagayan, hindi nila ako sinaktan bagkus ako ay inalagaan ng maayos ng mga sundalo mula noong ako ay nahuli sa lugar ng engkwentro,” Ka-Iyong said to his mother.
Ka-Iyong was very happy that he was rescued and given a second change to change his life and comeback to the society.
LTC Narciso B Nabulneg Jr, Commander of 54IB said that “the men and women of 54IB were very glad that a former NPA fighter was rescued and reunited to his mother after 5 long years of separation.
“This would be a wonderful gift filled with joy this Christmas season,” Nabulneg said.
Nabulneg also issued a call to NPA members to lay down their arms and go back to the folds of the law and enjoy the Christmas with peace and joy in their hearts and minds and celebrate New Year with a new life and a bright future like Ka-Iyong. -wowcordillera.com-